Jo Stafford, born in California, American pop and jazz singer.
Jo Elizabeth Stafford, November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008, was an American singer of traditional pop music and jazz standards whose career ran from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era. She was also viewed as a pioneer of modern musical parody, having won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1961 (with husband Paul Weston) for their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris. She was also the first woman to have a No 1 on the UK Singles Chart.
1931 Bob Crewe, born in Newark, New Jersey, American songwriter, singer
Bob Crewe (born Stanley Robert Crewe, November 12, 1931, Newark, New Jersey) is an American songwriter, singer, manager, record producer and fine artist. His career ranks among the most varied, successful, and innovative in pop music history. Crewe first rose to prominence during the era of such legendary music makers as Jerry Wexler, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. He is also known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons. He is equally known for his hit recordings with The Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle and his own The Bob Crewe Generation.
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Gordon Langford (11 May 1930 – 18 April 2017) - The death has been announced of the composer and arranger Gordon Langford. He passed away on Tuesday 18th April 2017, aged 86. He first rose to prominence...